I brought my camera into the Dead Sea and held it is close to the surface as possible to take this wide angle picture. This water doesn't really splash, so I took the camera into the water, while I was floating around and took some pictures. Getting back on dry land, the camera was still dry.
I understand the Dead Sea has much less inflow of fresh water, than the rate of evaporation. This causes shrinking of the Dead Sea. The upstream utilisation of water for domestic and agricultural purposes is just too much. For the same reason, the river Jordan is smaller and the sea of Galilee is also smaller, but the Dea Sea shrinks fast at a meter per year. Here at Ein Bokek, where we were, someone made a plan. Few tourists are aware of the resort’s secret: the shallow water in front of the hotels isn’t the Dead Sea, which dried up here in the 1980s. It is a reservoir maintained by Dead Sea Works, an Israeli company that pumps water from the northern to the southern part of the lake, where it is evaporated to extract minerals such as potash and bromide—a process hastening the sea’s demise. We actually swam in an artificial lake, with the same water as what remains in the Dead Sea.
At the back and more to the right, you can see mountains that are in the country of Jordania. On the "horizon" of the water. from left to right, you can see a light coloured line of earth. That is actually the dam wall of the artificial lake.
Enjoy your weekend.